On the cusp of releasing their 10th studio album, I Hate Music, Superchunk founding member Laura Ballance had to break the news to fans: She wouldn’t be playing live with the group for the…   Read Story »
As Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott make effervescent dance music with unstoppable beats and energetic electro-pop songs that are impossible to listen to while standing still.…   Read Story »
The Boy Least Likely To reached a certain level of fame in the '00s on the strength of their debut album The Best Party Ever and the singles “Paper Cuts” and "Be Gentle With Me" (the video for…   Read Story »
On their new album THR!!!ER, NYC electro-pop dance impresarios !!! (or, Chk Chk Chk) worked with producer Jim Eno of Spoon, who encouraged the group to make an “album,” instead of a series of…   Read Story »
When you name your album The Terror, you better hope your fans are prepared for a dark and twisty album filled with sweetly paranoid tracks built on bewilderingly wild mood swings and bleakly…   Read Story »
Since 2002, the Thermals have crafted raucous, ebullient post-pop-punk tunes that are ridiculously catchy and singularly intense. Over the years, Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster, and -- for the last few…   Read Story »
When you think of a one-man band, you tend to picture a man with a harmonica, wearing a drum like a baby, and walking around with cymbals attached to his knees. As far as I know, Michael Lerner does…   Read Story »
On the Ruby Suns’ latest album Christopher, Ryan McPhun sang, “I never want to live in real life,” so we wanted to do an interview in Second Life. But since Second Life involves, well, hanging…   Read Story »
When a writer calls a band “unique,” it usually just stems from laziness. But when it comes to the unpredictable and inventive duo of Buke & Gase, “unique” is a truly apt descriptor. The band…   Read Story »
Robyn Hitchcock turns 60 in March, but in the words of Aaliyah, age ain’t nothing but a number to the former Soft Boys lead singer and longtime fixture of the indie rock scene. His 19th album Love…   Read Story »